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The symbol shows the location of the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter which serves 4,490,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Crystal Palace transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 H max
C23 (490.0MHz)324mDTG-200,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

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C26 (514.0MHz)324mDTG-200,000W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (London), 4 Channel 4 (SD) London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (London),

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C30- (545.8MHz)324mDTG-200,000W
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56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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C25 (506.0MHz)314mDTG-8200,000W
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20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

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C22 (482.0MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
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11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

 H max
C28- (529.8MHz)321mDTG-8200,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

 H -10dB
C35 (586.0MHz)324mDTG-1220,000W
Channel icons
from 31st March 2014: 8 LONDON LIVE,

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Crystal Palace transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 11km north-northwest (334°)
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 11km north-northwest (345°)
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

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How will the Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-1321 Mar 2018

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 4 Apr 12 and 18 Apr 12.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 1000kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200kW
com7(-13.7dB) 43.1kW
com8(-14dB) 39.8kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, LW(-17dB) 20kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc♦
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc†
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Crystal Palace was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Mike Dimmick

1:39 AM

Kim: Digital UK's engineering works information is showing that works are planned at Crystal Palace this week, with occasional service interruptions. That said, I (in Caversham) am not having problems right now.

Check whether analogue is clear, or at least no more snowy than usual. If it is worse than normal, check that the aerial and cables are intact and that the cables are properly connected. If you're using a distribution amplifier, check whether the power supply is working.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
7:57 PM

I have lost all ITV channels and Channel 4 today. ITV and Channel 4 were very glitchy in the morning and so I did an auto-retune on my TV and now they have gone.

I hope this is due to Crystal Palace engineering works and not some broken aerial due to people doing very loud building work on my block!?

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jahlada's 2 posts GB
8:34 PM

Now they are back after another re-tune. I wish there was some kind of warning in place so I knew it would happen. I mean I MISSED This Morning because of it!

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jahlada's 2 posts GB

11:26 PM

jahlada: If you have a communial aerial system, it will be effected by power outages, otherwise please see Freeview intermittent interference | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Friday, 12 August 2011
7:28 PM

Not had an signal at all for 3 days now, am serviced by the crystal palace transmitter, based in NW6 West Hampstead, i know it says there will be interuption this week, but no signal for 3 days? is anyone else having this issue or is it just me?

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damo's 2 posts GB
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Elliot (hockley)
11:15 PM

since the sudbury transmitter has switched I have had nothing but trouble so I have brought another 41 element aerial I have managed to tune it into analogue its it but fuzzy but I have not yet mounted it onto my mast I was looking for some advice at present i have a 91 element aerial pointing towards the Sudbury transmitter I was wondering if it would be better to change the position of my 91 element aerial and point towards crystal palace transmitter and then use the new 41 element and point it towards the Sudbury transmitter? if you need my post code then its ss5 4lg

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Elliot (hockley)'s 6 posts GB
Linda Taylor
11:20 PM

Saturday 13 August 2011. Tooting Bec SW17. There does not appear to be any digital television signal at all. Analogue (Channels 1 - 5) seem to be OK. We can see Crystal Palace transmitter from our attic. External, rooftop aerial seems OK. We have been out of the country for just over 3 weeks so not up to speed with current situation. Is engineering work being carried out? If so, any idea when the signal may return?

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Linda Taylor's 1 post GB
Sunday, 14 August 2011

8:48 AM

Linda Taylor: Please see Freeview reception has changed? | - independent free digital TV advice - there no engineering work, see the top of the page, but you would not expect the whole service to be down for three weeks. I can't say more as you have not provided a full postcode.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB

10:55 AM

Elliot (hockley) : You are not predicted any signal at all from Crystal Palace. Assuming that aerial is mounted on the roof, you should be able to get the public service multiplexes now, and the SDN multiplex from 27th June 2012.

I would have thought you would be better advised to use Freesat - see Compare Freeview Light and Freesat TV | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Elliot (hockley)
3:27 PM

thank you for your help i have freesat as well looking at the aerials near my house most of them are pointing towards crystal palace accept for my neighbour who had a new one fitted and its pointing towards blue bell hill

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Elliot (hockley)'s 6 posts GB
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